Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Random Thoughts

Okay, so I'm really enjoying Northanger Abbey and I can't wait til the end. My only mistake was in reading the introduction. SO... if you haven't started yet... DON'T READ THE INTRODUCTION! It is a giant spoiler, and discusses stuff that maybe could and should be discussed in the AFTERWARDS.

While everyone is diving into our first read, I thought I would share a few of my favorite quotes so far!

"As for admiration, it was always very welcome when it came, but she did not depend on it." (Chapter 2, on page 28 in my book.)

"She was heartily ashamed of her ignorance. A misplaced shame. Where people wish to attach, they should always be ignorant. To come with a well-informed mind is to come with an inability of administering to the vanity of others, which a sensible person would always wish to avoid. A woman especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can." (Chapter 14, on page 112 in my book.) This one really made me laugh out loud.

"Tilney says there is nothing people are so often deceived in as the state of their own affections, and I believe he is right." (Chapter 18, on page 141 in my book.)

PS...I really really like Henry Tilney! (I kind of wonder if he and Mr. Darcy could have been friends. It seems kind of like Henry is a cooler Mr. Bingley... kind of.)

PPS... I do realize that Henry Tilney, and Mr. Darcy are fictional characters and are not alive. Nor did they ever live. (I just thought I should clarify that.)

Saturday, 18 February 2012

The First Book

Alright, I am starting this book club thingy! I have decided to start reading a classic, so I chose Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.

Now I have not read this, and am not sure how I will respond to it, but lets give it a go! Now technically the start date with be tomorrow the 19th of February. So we will need to have it done and discussed by the 19th of March which I totally think is doable! I also want to rent the recent BBC version of Northanger Abbey to watch when I finish the book. =)

So now I am off to the used book store to find a copy of the novel!

Let the reading begin!

(And for those [ahem... Liz] who can't read with us this month, that is okay. Start up when you can!)

And if you no of anyone who would like to jump into this, then by all means invite them.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

The Humble Beginnings!

WELCOME FRIENDS! So this here will be our little book club site. Seeing as we are all over the place, getting together will be kind of impossible, so I think we should have this blog to talk as we will! I also want to look into a group skype thingy. Now seeing as I'm technologically retarded, I am not sure how that will work.

I also know that we will not all enjoy each of the books we read, so I think we should each take months for book picks. I was wondering if we wanted to do a book a month? a fortnight? What would be realistic for everyone? Comments would be helpful.

So let's get this show on the road...

My choices for the first book to read are either 1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett 2. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith or 3. Anything from Jane Austen. Please comment on which you would like to start with!

I also think we should have it read by March 15th -ish which gives us a month. I guess I will start this month, but I would like to know who will cover the next months, and what book(s) they would like us to choose from to read!

Then we will read, then we will discuss... and meet where possible! (Oh and feel free to spread the word, the more the merrier to our cyber party!)